Reduce Extrusion Die Costs
ANSYS PolyFlow allows companies to virtually design and test extrusion dies. Users can simulate the extrusion process and automatically perform die shape optimization. As a result, they are able to:
Consider multiple design options making â€œwhat ifâ€ strategies easy
Design dies faster
Understand and eliminate flow related problems
Enjoy reduced costs for engineering and extrusion line time, die fabrication, and scrap material. One company using simulation for die design experienced a 200 percent ROI the first year.
Investigate Diverse Materials with Digital Material Laboratory Models
Polyflow includes a vast library of mathematical material models so you can understand and accurately characterize material behavior.
Using the Polyflow material library, you can investigate behavior of new plastics and elastomers for applications as diverse as extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, fiber spinning and film casting. Simulation enables you to test the ability to process new resins, even before they have ever been produced, by comparing prototypes for different materials to see if they match or outperform existing and competitive materials. You can reverse-design a resin to maximize end-product performance while minimizing costs and environmental impact.